CHICAGO – Come hear the amazing energy and talent of some of the best teen performing groups around at The sixth annual Tuned In: The Larry Dobkin Teen Music Showcase, which will bring together Chicago area top teen talent for an evening of music and dance on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Sheely Center for the Performing Arts at Glenbrook North High School. Enjoy an abundant and delicious spread of baked goodies, chocolate covered candies and treats and more at a dessert reception at 7:30 pm, followed by the show at 8 pm.
Soloist Arie Thomas, Boomshaka of Northwestern University, classical guitar duo Maxine Nusinow and Charlie Laughlin, and the Northbrook Garage Band are among the featured performers. There will also be performances by students from the Chicago Academy of the Arts, Chicagoland Jewish High School and Northside College Prep High School.
The proceeds benefit Response, which offers counseling, violence prevention workshops, outreach to schools and community groups, leadership activities and sexual health services. These cutting edge programs serve over 13,000 adolescents ages 12-24 and their families each year, empowering teens to make healthy life choices.
Beginning this year and into the future, the fundraiser has been renamed to honor Larry Dobkin, a long-time advocate and supporter of Response and the teens it serves. As a past president of Lay Response Council, Dobkin was instrumental in launching and growing Tuned In and many other programs of Response. With lead support from Greenberg Traurig, an endowment fund has been established in his memory that will ensure the continued funding of the programs that meant so much to him.
For more information on Tuned In or to make a donation to the Larry Dobkin Memorial Fund, call (224) 625-2922 or visit responsecenter.org.
Response is a not-for-profit resource center serving adolescents (age 12 to 24) and their families. Our mission is to support adolescents and their families in the Jewish and general community by providing prevention, outreach, counseling and sexual health services in a teen-friendly environment that empowers youth to make healthy life choices.
About Jewish Child & Family Services
For more than 150 years, JCFS has been at the forefront of providing vital, individualized, result-driven services to thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds. Call 855-ASK-JCFS (855-275-5237) for one-stop, toll-free access to help for life transitions and trauma; abuse and neglect; education and wellness; developmental disabilities; special education; organizational consultation and more, or visit us at www.jcfs.org. JCFS is a partner in serving our community, supported by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation.